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Cliford from DEVA MATHA CENTRAL SCHOOL , asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 26/7/15

write the main features of the constitution of 1791?

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Surya Suresh , From Kendriya Vidyalaya , added an answer
Answered on 23/4/12

The salient features of the new constitution drafted by the National Assembly were−

(1) The king came under the supervision of the government and France became a constitutional monarchy.

(2) Feudal system was abolished.

(3) The nobility and the clergy were stripped-off of their privileges.

(4) Taxes collected by the Church were abolished and lands owned by the Church were confiscated.

(5) Power to make laws was vested in the National Assembly.

(6) Indirect elections were introduced for choosing the members of the National Assembly.

(7) Powers were distributed among different institutions − the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.

(8) The main objective of the new constitution of France was limiting the powers of the king.

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